How Karyn Kusama Broke Out of Movie Jail | The Daily Beast

The acclaimed director of ‘Girlfight’ is back with her first film in seven years, ‘The Invitation’—an ace psychological thriller. She discusses her exile and patriarchal Hollywood. Days before the release of her dinner party thriller The Invitation, a delicious new entry to the canon of films about the double-edged beauty and savagery of living in 

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The Female Director Who Was (Almost) Crushed by Hollywood | BuzzFeed

“I’m Not Going Away, People.” Director Karyn Kusama’s debut movie “Girlfight” was a critical knockout in 2000; her latest film, “The Invitation,” is opening to raves. To get from that point to this one, however, has been “like open heart surgery without the painkillers.” When then-32-year-old filmmaker Karyn Kusama arrived at the Sundance Film Festival in January 

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Game of Thrones Star Michiel Huisman Gets Creepy in His New Thriller, The Invitation | Esquire

He talks about researching cults, perfecting his American accent, and, yes, Jon Snow’s fate. To gaze upon Michiel Huisman’s IMDB page is to feel a deep shame for all the moments you waste during your brief time on this earth. In the past five years alone, the Netherlands-born actor has romanced Khaleesi on Game of Thrones, Rayna 

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Women directors bring new blood to horror, sci-fi films | Newsday

There’s something of a mini-tradition of women creating horror movies (and sci-fi, and fantasy) that defy assumptions — chief among them, that women can’t make marketable movies. But is genre filmmaking the great hope of women in filmmaking? The latest example: “The Invitation” by Karyn Kusama (“Girlfight,” “Aeon Flux,” “Jennifer’s Body”) is described by its 

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SXSW: My Blind Brother Cast and Crew on Their Gamechanger Award Winning Movie | The MarySue

Every year, Gamechanger Films awards one SXSW feature directed by a woman with their prize, which includes $2,500 cash. Although there were many films directed by women this year, the honor went to Sophie Goodhart’s comedy, My Blind Brother, starring Nick Kroll, Adam Scott, Jenny Slate, Zoe Kazan, and Charlie Hewson. The film is the story 

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SXSW: ‘The Arbalest,’ ‘Tower’ Win Top Film Prizes | Variety

AUSTIN, Texas — “The Arbalest,” Adam Pinney’s droll, puzzle-like tale of unrequited obsession starring Mike Brune as a famed 1970s toy inventor, won the grand jury prize for narrative features at the SXSW Film Festival on Tuesday. The narrative jury, consisting of Lindsey Bahr, Richard Brody and Alonso Duralde, also handed acting awards to Andre Royo, who plays 

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#31Days of Feminism: Mynette Louie | NBC News

Throughout the month of March, NBCBLK, NBCLatino, and NBC Asian America have partnered with the Ms. Foundation for Women for #31Days of Feminism to spotlight women of color who, through their actions and words, lead the way toward a more equal world. Mynette Louie, 40 (New York, NY) — Film Producer, President of Gamechanger Films 

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The Indie Film Community Picks the Best Movies and TV Shows of 2015 | IndieWire

The Best Films and TV Shows of 2015, According to Indiewire’s Staff Mynette Louie (Twitter) President, Gamechanger Films Executive Producer, “The Invitation” (Coming March 2016), “Lovesong” (Sundance 2016) 1) Top Ten List of the Best Film and TV I’m WAY behind in my movie-watching, so I’ve seen practically no Golden Globe nominees or Oscar contenders yet. The 

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